On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • Poland's authoritarian communist government declares martial law and arrests Solidarity activists in a failed attempt to crush the opposition

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Lee [Hartzler], American singer and songwriter (Evanescence), born in Riverside, California
  • Chelsea Hertford, American actress (Major Dad)

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), dies in a hit and run accident at 45
  • Pigmeat [Dewey] Markham, American comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75